Michael Appel
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"In March 1993 I was at Sunset Pier in Key West as a tourist. In my time there was a bagpiper there that got annoying after a while. XD"
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Tuning in Germany / Europe

Hello everyone, yesterday my pan was retuned. in 1.5 hours it sounds very nice again. Mr. Eckhard Schulz and Martin Speck explained a lot to me about the Pan that I had acquired. Very interesting. Here is the address if someone wants a tuning in Europe or a new Pan Made in Germany. E.C.S. Steel drums Eckhard Schulz / Martin Speck Güntherstrasse 69 44143 Dortmund Germany e-mail service@ecs-steeldrums.de https://ecs-steeldrums.deSee More
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"tuning the pan is very difficult and i do not recommend trying it.   i understand about the late shift.  please let me know if we can do zoom or something similiar"
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"Hello Brad, thank you for your offer. This week I'm on the late shift and when I get home everyone is asleep. They'll hang the pan around my neck when I start jingling. ;) Do you have any idea how to tune the pan again? I am technically…"
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"Hello Michael. let me know if there is a way i can serve you.. zoom call?"
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"Thanks Brad, hey you can speak some german cool. I've only had 2nd hand pan a week. She is out of tune and your instructions are great but too fast for me and the out of tune Pan"
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"Welcome Michael!  Gutentag!  Wie Gehts?"
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Where are you from?
Germany
What steel pan do you play?
Soprano 28 Tones

I've always wanted to own and play a pan.

As luck would have it, I was able to buy the pan from a colleague. 

Unfortunately she is a bit out of tune :(

I am busy training
 

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Tuning in Germany / Europe

Hello everyone, 

yesterday my pan was retuned. in 1.5 hours it sounds very nice again.

Mr. Eckhard Schulz and Martin Speck explained a lot to me about the Pan that I had acquired. Very interesting.

Here is the address if someone wants a tuning in Europe or a new Pan Made in Germany.

E.C.S. Steel drums Eckhard Schulz / Martin Speck

Güntherstrasse 69…
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Posted on February 25, 2021 at 4:00am

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At 10:44am on February 6, 2021, brad shores said…

Welcome Michael!  Gutentag!  Wie Gehts?

At 3:39pm on February 7, 2021, Michael Appel said…
Thanks Brad, 
hey you can speak some german cool.
I've only had 2nd hand pan a week.
She is out of tune and your instructions are great but too fast for me and the out of tune Pan

At 5:27pm on February 7, 2021, brad shores said…

Hello Michael.

let me know if there is a way i can serve you.. zoom call?

At 5:25pm on February 9, 2021, Michael Appel said…
Hello Brad, 
thank you for your offer.
This week I'm on the late shift and when I get home everyone is asleep.
They'll hang the pan around my neck when I start jingling. ;)

Do you have any idea how to tune the pan again? I am technically gifted and have various hammers.


At 7:56am on February 10, 2021, brad shores said…

tuning the pan is very difficult and i do not recommend trying it.  

i understand about the late shift.  please let me know if we can do zoom or something similiar

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Tuning in Germany / Europe

Hello everyone, 

yesterday my pan was retuned. in 1.5 hours it sounds very nice again.

Mr. Eckhard Schulz and Martin Speck explained a lot to me about the Pan that I had acquired. Very interesting.

Here is the address if someone wants a tuning in Europe or a new Pan Made in Germany.

E.C.S. Steel drums Eckhard Schulz / Martin Speck

Güntherstrasse 69…
Continue

Posted by Michael Appel on February 25, 2021 at 4:00am

seeking backtracks and sheet music

I play double tenor and am looking to buy quality backtracks with corresponding sheet music to add  to my repertoire. I'm a strict reader and weak with improv.  Brad Shores has been a Big help and I have all 9 of his books.  Any other suggestions for expanding my repertoire?  Thanks! 

Posted by Mary Elizabeth Eilerman on August 12, 2020 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

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Posted by brad shores on May 15, 2019 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

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Up for auction is a Pan KAT Midi Steel Drum that I used to play reggae tunes.  I have had the Pan KAT for 10 + years but really only used it for about a year to play solo steel drum and some Jimmy Buffett tunes for friends (I am a guitar player).  The original unit cost about $1,800 without the case and I am offering it up for $825 plus shipping.  I used an older Roland MIDI sampler (not included) for the steel drum sounds but IndigiSounds (YouTube link…

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